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NEW YEAR’S EVE ALL RIGHT by Peter Nolan Smith

In the Spring of 1969 my teenage sweetheart’s mother was dating a Chilean pianist. On a Fridayevening the two adults left the brunette cheerleader in charge of the house and after she put her younger brother to bed, I came over for a study session. An hour at the books was our passport to a […]

May 29 1966 Velvet Underground/Mothers Filmore West

May 29 1966 was my 14th birthday. A few days later I graduated from the 8th Grade of a Catholic grammar school south of Boston. I was no hippie. I wouldn’t hear the Velvet Underground until 1968. ROCK AND ROLL on the radio. I never saw the group play. To hear ROCK AND ROLL, please […]

Lou Reed 71 RIP

I never saw the Velvet Underground or heard Lou Reed live. Those gaps were added to missing Woodstock or opting to see Sha-Na-Na instead of David Bowie in 1971, but one spring night in 1970 I was lying on the sofa with my high school sweetheart. Kyla’s mother was out with her Portugese boyfriend and […]